The Curious Moon

The Curious Moon

by Paul Sohar, Kanyadi Sandor, Emma Heinzelman
     
 

A contemporary Hungarian tale from Transylvania (Romania) in verse.

What do you think will happen to the Queen of the Night – better known by us as the Moon – when she visits our planet? Will she be recognized for who she is, mistaken for a lost ball, or maybe even for a spy? Or will she be ignored by earthlings who are used to seeing her on…  See more details below

Overview

A contemporary Hungarian tale from Transylvania (Romania) in verse.

What do you think will happen to the Queen of the Night – better known by us as the Moon – when she visits our planet? Will she be recognized for who she is, mistaken for a lost ball, or maybe even for a spy? Or will she be ignored by earthlings who are used to seeing her on her throne in the night sky, surrounded by stars, who are her ladies-in-waiting?

The curious moon makes friends with two children – a brother and sister – who hide her as their special secret and eventually help her to get back to her place in the sky when she is tired of her adventures of Earth.

Before she returns to her rightful place, she runs into all kinds of strange creatures, including an animated ladder, a friendly watchdog and bumbling and heavy-handed authorities bent on arresting the fugitive Queen. But mostly, she learns much about the people who in village in Transylvania.

Come with us and follow the Curious Moon. She has fun here on Earth, and so will the readers of this curious tale.

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Editorial Reviews

Shirley Johnson
In this delightful tale, the moon decides that she would like to know what it would be like to be on earth. Down she goes, lading in a muddy brook. Yuck! Poor moon, what is to become of her? Will the earth be all that she expects it to be or will the moon wish she had never left the sky, and how will the world survive without a moon?

This is a story that is chock full of imagination and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013515161
Publisher:
SynergEbooks
Publication date:
11/25/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
725 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Sandor Kanyadi was born in Transylvania, Romania, in the Szekeler Hungarian community, where he finished his education and made a career for himself as a poet and editor of a children’s magazine. Now he is beginning to enjoy international recognition as his works are being translated into most European languages. In 1995, he received the coveted Herder Prize in Vietnam for his translations from the German, and he is regularly featured at international festivals and book fairs. An English-language volume of his selected poems was published in 2002 by Twisted Spoon Press of Prague, under the title “Dancing Embers,” translated by Paul Sohar.

Paul Sohar was born in Hungary, and came to the US as a student, but quit his studies after receiving a B.A. in order to with three unpublished novels. He had more luck with his poetry and short stories. He started to publish in earnest only lately, with an anthology of ten contemporary Transylvanian-Hungarian poets in his translation came out. Since then, his translations and poetry have appeared in numerous journals such as Aurorean, Chelsea, Chiron, Kenyon Review, Parnassus, Partisan Review, Rattle, Seneca Review and more, culminating in the publication of Dancing Embers. His translation of another story book by Kanyadi (The Little Globe-trotting Mouse) was published by Honap in Budapest, Hungary.

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